We are so excited to announce that for the first time since 2019, our school will be sending a team of Grade 12 students to Tanzania to work with Juma's World. We are looking forward to reconnecting with the families of Upendo and Gateway Houses, Pastor Moses and the church in Tabora, and the elders and residents of Inala Village. I will be leading this year's team made up of a fellow staff member, Mrs Dana Okuma, and five grade 12 students. In addition, Daniel Kooman will be leading a team of alumni who were unable to attend due to the travel restrictions of the last few years. We're looking forward to a great trip!

It takes much work and dedication into making a trip like this happen. Please consider supporting the team through prayer. If you would like to become a part of our prayer support, please let me know so I can add you to our list for updates on how the team is doing in the months leading up to the trip and once we return from the mission. Email me at joy@gaglardiacademy.ca.

If you feel led to help us financially, we'd be so grateful! There are two easy ways to do this:
  1. You can make a donation directly to the school by e-transfer to accounts@gaglardiacademy.ca. If you choose this option, please send a message with your donation so that we can thank you for your support.
  2. You can attend our February fundraising dinner. If you choose this option, please let me know via email, so I can send you the information early in the new year. 

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and for considering how you can support the 2023 Tanzania team.

Joy Tansky


Every year, (except for the three previous years due to Covid and travel restrictions) our Grade 12 class partners with Juma’s World in Tanzania whose purpose is to transform the lives of children, so that the children of Tanzania may become a generation of leaders who will positively impact their country and their world.

Some of the ways that Juma’s World assists with this are through establishing homes for orphaned children, providing education, setting up microloans for students once they have completed their education, and helping with practical projects such as digging wells and establishing sponsorship programs to bring the necessities of life to children who desperately need it. Above all these things, Juma’s World seeks to build relationships – with local community leaders to assist them in making these things happen, and with the people themselves, particularly children, who need love and compassion to empower them to dream of a future that is hopeful.

Check out the videos below and see how these mission trips have transformed the lives of our graduating students.